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Type IV Monteggia fracture in a child

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Description: I describe a type IV Monteggia fracture in a 12-year-old boy with an initial greenstick radial fracture. The concept of a “symbiotic effect” is proposed, wherein single-bone injuries at 2 levels shield each other from excessive damage, and a rela- tively better outcome than expected is achieved.
Case report A 12-year-old boy suffered injuries to his left forearm and elbow in a fall from a bicycle. Radiographs of the left elbow and forearm revealed a type IV Monteggia lesion
Anil Agarwal, MS Can J Surg, Vol. 51, No. 2, April 2008

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Author/Contact: Agarwal
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